“My Convertible Top Mechanism Won’t Work Day”
This happens often enough that it is not a coincidence. 2 Identical 2005 Mustangs come to my shop because in both instances, The tops are not operating normally.
One has a dead motor, so in an effort to keep the costs down for client, they have opted out of repairing / replacing the motor and instead, we disconnected the hydraulic system and made the top work manually. Not easy, but it will work.
Sometimes, you have to find the simplest solution to a larger problem.
2nd Mustang is low on fluid, so we are looking for any possible leaks in the hydraulic lines and cylinders and filling up the motor so the system works again.
Weird in that the Mustangs are both Silver/Black. One client a Raider Nation member and sporting the fan license plate frame.
3rd Mustang had upholstery repair on the drivers seat back.With a happy client he came back to have us install a New Black Canvas top and Glass window.
So out of the Blue this schmeggah cool Smart Car comes into the shop one day, and the Top is stuck open. Brought into me by a young rabbi who is the proud recipient of this Charity Donated Specialty Vehicle…..Problems are meant to be figured out and solved. This particular car is such an Eye Catching Rolling Trademark, that it’s screaming out for attention even when standing still…..So with Rain approaching even this Dream Ride has to be sorted out. Smart Cars are generally Pretty Reliable….However, this car, was passed around as a Loaner that many people used, and when the Electric Convertible Top Sunroof stopped working properly, it continued to be Used, and therefore Abused…..A simple fix, became an Epic, Repair Project. Doing this for a Charity Organization presented all sorts of Issues which have taken on a life of their own. Now after diagnosing the problems, and ordering the necessary parts, The Smart Car will finally be Completed being repaired by tomorrow. Latches, supports cables, worm drives and thoroughly cleaning the soiled headliner, This Smart Car, will now rightfully retain it*s Zippy, Fashionista Transportational Convenience on the streets of Los Angeles.